We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Umoya Lodge

30 Rataroa Rd, RD 3 | Pokeno, New Zealand
Umoya Lodge
Write a Review

6 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

My partner and booked the retreat room for valentine's day. It was expensive but we do not regret it and we think we would go there again. Great and friendly host. When we got to the lodge we found out we were the only ones staying there that weekend so we got a free upgrade to the luxuiry suite. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

My husband and I booked this lodge for our three-year anniversary on the recommendation of a workmate's in-laws, and we were very glad we did. The service was warm & friendly; the food & wine delicious; spacious, clean rooms, and the overall ambience perfect. Karl, the host for our stay, upgraded us to the luxury suite as there were no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2007

This is our second trip to Umoya Lodge and we have booked again for next year. The location is quiet, peaceful and picturesque. We liked the fact that it only has a couple of units so the service that we got was top notch. The meals that were provided were superior than what we have had at some top restaurants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

Many thanks to Johann and staff for a fabulous stay. The location is stunning and just what one needs to re-energise. Worth every cent! ,Great feel, Great service, Quiet!! We shall definitely return !!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2007

Johan was away and it quickly became apparent that he had employed a monkey to replace him. The food was atrocious and was only able to be washed down with a luke-warm Heineken. The Bed (two single mattresses put together) brought back memories of a teenage days sleeping in the back of my bedford van. Relaxation was sought through a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
tlp63, owner at Umoya Lodge, responded to this review

We were most perturbed to hear of the reviewer's bad experience at our Lodge as we pride ourselves in the very highest of standards and have never had a complaint of this nature. In response to the various points : 1. The chef concerned is highly experienced and we take offence to the reference of a "monkey". We do take... More 

2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2006

Quite simply, this is an astonishing place. Johann has created the ultimate in luxury lodges, on a hill top with breathtaking views and utter luxury. The outside bath in the Retreat room has a view over the taps for perhaps 30 miles and straight up to the stars at midnight. Even on 13th November it was warm enough to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (3)
View from room (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question